Design Practice

 

We practice ‘design as process’ wherein the very nature of making of a project and the varied processes to do so, from inception to completion and beyond is seen as an important and defining working method within the studio.

 

At an initial stage storytelling places an important part of the design which then translates into a narrative of structure, space and construction.

 

The design process is communicated through a mix of conceptual sketches, presentation drawings, sketch models, digital modelling, evolutionary diagrams and prototyping.

Making

 

We integrate cutting edge techniques of digital design and fabrication with traditional craftsmanship as the foundation of our working methodology.

 

Collaborating with academia and specialist manufacturing workshops, the studio is able to draw in advanced computation and rapid prototyping skills allowing innovation in design and making.

 

Simultaneously we equally work with traditional woodworking and joinery tools, metal workers, artisans’ and craftsmen to create a fluid working process that brings the best of the old and new techniques together.

Our Environment

 

As designers from the 21st century we constantly think of our environment as a single global planet that we live on with limited resources. That automates to our dedication in seeing resourcefulness as a key driver both in design and performance.

 

Since we also work across different cultures we prefer to think laterally when it comes to sustainable solutions as we greatly believe in working with low tech to achieve higher impacts.

 

Along with that we look into nature and constantly study its ingenious efficiencies and behaviours which we like to bring in our design practice at all levels, at times as a bold structural idea or as spatial flow diagram or as a detail in assembling 1:1 pieces.

Our Space

 

Our studio is a warm, welcoming, collaborative as well as an engaging space. We are a lateral organisational structure with an open plan office, allowing everyone within the team to interact on a constant basis.

 

Lunchtimes are seen as central aspect to our studio life, where everyone sits together for an hour thriving on all sorts of lively discussions over a common homemade style lunch.

 

Each person within the studio brings their own unique perspective and is encouraged to develop their own interests and research, be it music, philosophy, art or economics, we believe it adds depth to the design process and ultimately reflects in the overall body of work that is produced within the studio.

 

Being based in London and India we get to bring the best of these cultures together. Exchanging and sharing key skills and individual insights add’s to the richness of our creative process.